Austin-Travis County extends ‘Stay Home Work Safe’ orders

Austin-Travis County extended the “Stay Home Work Safe” orders today, as anticipated. Note, these are NOT in conflict with the state orders, but rather adjusted orders to accommodate them.

Mayor Steve Adler and Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt admitted not much changes under the extended guidelines – except to allow for salons to reopen under the state’s rules. Though both asked Austinites to continue social distancing, wearing facial coverings and limiting nonessential travel to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The Austin-Travis County orders extend the requirement to wear facial coverings in public, though there is no penalty for violating that rule. And both orders are consistent with the governor’s latest order, which requires people to “minimize social gatherings and minimize in-person contact with people who are not in the same household.

Also included is instructions to voluntarily keep guest logs at local businesses, this will help future contact tracing efforts.